Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
. back in the '60s, i remember california trying to pass a referendum that would legalize housing discrimination. so we've got a long way to go in this. and so, you know, for proponents of the issue who say, you know, we're at a turning point, we're at a turning point. as a historian of the african-american civil rights struggle, i frequently remind people that, hey, turning points can take decades. we don't measure turning points in a matter of days, weeks, months. we measure turning points in many instances in a manner of decades. brown v. board of education was a turning point, but it took another 20 years in my neck of the woods. i'm down here in memphis. it took another 20 years to actually start desegregating the schools. so we've got to be very mindful of what -- we've got to be very mindful of in terms of how we're framing the issue, in terms of how we're categorizing these turning points. because again, turning points can take a while. >> professor charles mckinney, pleasure to have you on this morning. thank you. >> thank you. >>> if you travel and you like local food, y
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
in blue states like california, new york, and illinois. and could see gains in maryland and florida. so why do these house races matter? members of congress will have to make big decisions in the coming months. chief among them, reaching a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect next year. >> the decisions confronting congress over the next four months are bigger than i think most of us have seen in our lifetime. at least on the fiscal matters. >> reporter: it's not just the fiscal cliff. >> most people think we need some fundamental tax reform, some cuts in spending and entitlement reform.
Nov 17, 2012 5:00am PST
and better grades who are being denied seats in college. another court in california, by the way, the ninth district, ruled the opposite way, so what happens usually is it goes to the supreme court, and we're going to do a monumental ruling from the supreme court on this question i think in the very near future. >> yeah t.sound like it. michigan's attorney general says the ruling may take a while though to go into effect, if ever. so what does this mean then for minorities seeking admission to michigan universities now and those who sued actually to overturn the ban? >> well, ironically people have the courage to bring these lawsuits and get the whole ball rolling, rarely see the benefit of it, because by the time it winds through the court. four years is up or three years if it's law school so you wouldn't -- you'd be out of law school now because the person who brings the suit goes to another law school so they won't see the benefit of it, the person who actually brings the suit, but other students throughout the united states, of course, will be affected, and they will have an enormous e